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Economy

# economy - Yesterday’s News

From TheJournal.ie Column: Unpaid internships, low wages, zero hour contracts – this is life without job security Job Security

Column: Unpaid internships, low wages, zero hour contracts – this is life without job security

The lack of proper jobs will ultimately cause our economy to stagnate – but employers can’t seem to resist the almost-endless supply of cheap labour.

AIB wrote off €2 billion in SME debt in the last year

“Debt compromise” has been rolled out to 1,500 small business debtors.

Irish people own €69 million in gold

TCD finance professor says that gold can act as an investment safety blanket in rough economic times.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is it time to ease off on austerity? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it time to ease off on austerity?

Goodbody stockbrokers says it’s not but last week the ESRI said we could avoid budget cuts if growth continues. What do you think?

From TheJournal.ie Now is not the time to ease off on austerity, says new report Budget

Now is not the time to ease off on austerity, says new report

Investment is up, but Goodbody stockbrokers say that now is not the time to ease off on austerity.

# economy - Monday 14 April, 2014

Some businesses aren’t feeling a strong recovery according to this survey

The manufacturing sector is proving to be a “cause of concern”.

# economy - Friday 11 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie The most economically depressed town in Ireland is… Ghost Town

The most economically depressed town in Ireland is…

The results are in…Teagasc has ranked every town in Ireland.

Irish trade to Canada set for €1.2 billion boost

EU deal could be worth €26 billion overall.

Dublin property prices will climb 10 per cent this year

Merrion warns of deflation risk amid housing pickup.

From TheJournal.ie €2 billion budget cuts can be avoided* says ESRI Optimism

€2 billion budget cuts can be avoided* says ESRI

*If economic growth stays strong.

# economy - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Irish emigrants sent €5.7 billion back from the UK over 30 years Remittances

Irish emigrants sent €5.7 billion back from the UK over 30 years

CSO data shows massive transfers from 1940-1970.

# economy - Tuesday 8 April, 2014

You’re hired: 10 per cent more job vacancies than 2013

New reports find construction is recovering along with professional sector.

# economy - Monday 7 April, 2014

Independent review to scrutinise decision not to sue KPMG

Sinn Fein finance spokesman urges swift action to ensure statute of limitations not activated.

From TheJournal.ie Are mortgage repayment hikes crippling Irish under-50s? Too Steep?

Are mortgage repayment hikes crippling Irish under-50s?

Older people are leading the regular savings charge while younger mortgage holders struggle.

# economy - Friday 4 April, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank: The economy is on the up, but inflation remains stubbornly low Economy

Central Bank: The economy is on the up, but inflation remains stubbornly low

Quarterly bulletin finds that drop in unemployment is ‘clearest indicator’ of improving economic fortunes.

# economy - Thursday 3 April, 2014

€107m to €10m: Dublin site sold for less than one tenth of 2006 price

Irish property fund buys former An Post site for €97m less than boomtime prices.

# economy - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Donegal catch: €35m facility planned for Killybegs

New Donegal facility announced as industry urged to set its sights higher.

Aer Lingus targets tech companies with San Francisco route

The new route aims to bring Irish subsidiaries closer to Silicon Valley parent companies.

Is it too expensive to do business in Ireland?

Cost savings are temporary without reform, IBEC says.

Three things you need to know about Bank of Ireland’s new stamp duty offer This post contains a poll

Three things you need to know about Bank of Ireland’s new stamp duty offer

The state-backed bank is offering to pay first time buyer’s stamp duty-but should you take the deal?

# economy - Wednesday 26 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie SME sector ‘over reliant’ on banks Economy

SME sector ‘over reliant’ on banks

Small businesses urged to inform themselves about other financing options available.

# economy - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

No pay rises on the cards for SMEs

Survey finds small businesses are optimistic about the economy but will hold off on wage increases.

Ireland would be “biggest loser” in OECD tax shake-up

Proposals to tax digital companies where user bases are located would “fundamentally change” the environment for tech giants based in Ireland.

Here what needs to be done to fix the economy, says IBEC

The business lobby group says Ireland needs better government and more entrepreneurship to get Ireland back on track.

# economy - Monday 24 March, 2014

€5m distillery planned for Dublin church

Multinational animal feed player to build distillery on site of St James’s church where Daniel O’Connell laid foundation stone.

From TheJournal.ie Bounce back: 60 new jobs at Jump Zone Bounce Bounce Bounce

Bounce back: 60 new jobs at Jump Zone

Irish company opens second facility and is in ‘advanced discussions’ over franchising abroad.

Dublin ‘well positioned’ to profit from upward IPO march

Competition among cities and exchanges is set to intensify with deal volumes expected to grow further in 2014.

Whiskey fans to drop in on new Dublin museum Hic

Whiskey fans to drop in on new Dublin museum

Up to 230,000 visitors are expected to museum where Irish whiskey brands old and new will be exhibited.

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Eight out of ten investors positive on Ireland’s prospects

Driven on by better economic news, investors have a bigger appetite for risk.

# economy - Sunday 23 March, 2014

Damien Kiberd: If prices are deflating, why are we feeling poorer?

Statisticians tell us inflation is a memory but what lies beneath – massive premiums on childcare, health insurance, water tax and more – is a better measure of the pain consumers feel.

# economy - Friday 21 March, 2014

Tiger’s gone: Inventor of Celtic Tiger resigns

Banker who coined the phrase for Irish economic ‘miracle’ has worked for several powerhouse financial institutions.

Bank borrowing from ECB at lowest level since guarantee

Health of Irish system appears to be on the up as calls for support from Frankfurt slide

# economy - Monday 17 March, 2014

Bill Gates: People don’t realise how many jobs will soon be lost to computers

Many jobs will replaced by software automation, or ‘bots’.

# economy - Thursday 13 March, 2014

“Patent cliff” saw Irish economy shrink by 0.3% last year

IBEC says that the figures are “puzzling”, but Michael Noonan isn’t worried.

# economy - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Construction climbs 11.5 per cent in 2013

Growth static in fourth quarter but big jump in annual statistics

Soros predicts ’25 year slump’ in Europe without action

Investor warns of Japanese-style economic slowdown on the horizon.

Record breaker: Irish bond yields hit new floor

Record breaker: Irish bond yields hit new floor

Yields hit lowest level since 2005 in advance of €1bn auction tomorrow.

The good news: employees set for pay bump this year Show Me The Money This post contains a poll

The good news: employees set for pay bump this year

The bad news: you may not end up feeling it in your pocket.

# economy - Monday 10 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Hotel occupancy beats pre-recession levels

Hotel occupancy beats pre-recession levels

Occupancy predicted to continue growing during 2014 and 2015.

# economy - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Irish consumers are happier than they have been in seven years

The report says that Irish consumers are increasingly confident in the Irish economy.

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